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BMW R26 1956 250cc 1 cyl ohv


BMW R26 1956 250cc 1 cyl ohv

Manufacturer: BMW

Model: R26

Year: 1956
Displacement: 247 cc
Cylinder: 1
Engine type: 4-stroke / ohv
Bore / Stroke: 68 x 68 mm
Power: 15hp @ 6400 rpm
Compression Ratio: 1 : 7.5
Weight: 158 kg
Top Speed: 128 km/h
Production years: 1955 - 1960
Units: 30.236

Frame number: 344849
Engine number: 344849

Built to the same exemplary standards as the Bavarian company'’ famous flat-twins, the single-cylinder BMW first appeared in pre-war days. Indeed, BMW’s first new post-war model was a single-cylinder design - the 250cc R24 - which arrived in 1948. By 1956, BMW’s quarter-liter luxury lightweight had evolved into the R26 that boasted a more powerful (15ps) engine, Earles-type leading-link front fork and a larger fuel tank among numerous improvements. Considerably more expensive than home-grown 250s, the R26 was appealing to mature, discerning riders for whom quality of construction counted more than mere outright performance.

This R26 bears its first paint and is a good runner.